Upcoming SoC Best Practices Trainings

TRAINING EVENTS ARE SPONSORED by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Medicaid. These professional development events are free for Ohio’s System of Care workforce. If you are not a provider supporting Ohio’s System of Care, but are interested in a training, please click here to contact us. 

Please review the following virtual training policies to ensure a productive and respectful learning environment.  

1.Registration: Each person must be registered individually and use their unique link to join the Zoom training. A reconfirmation email was sent to registered persons which contained your link to this training. Your unique link is used for attendance purposes and verification for CEs. 

2.Connection: Bandwidth issues: inform your agency and make plans to access a working connection. Chromebook or similar devices complicate your connection, and you will not be able to obtain chat information etc. Phoning in with audio (no video) cannot verify attendance, and you will be removed from the training. 

3.Artificial Intelligence: To ensure a safe training experience, there is no AI permitted. Any AI present will be removed. Zoom auto transcripts are available. 

4.Engagement: Please review your pre-training email with handouts before the training. Login on time and be prepared. Actively participate in group discussions and breakout rooms. Behaviors should be the same as in-person training, and limit multi-tasking activities (phone calls, side conversations or meetings, emails, driving in your car, being online in unrelated topics, etc.). Cameras must be on, and participants must be in view. If you do not have a working camera or wi-fi, please problem solve this before the day of training. 

5.Earn CE/Attendance Certificate: You must attend at least 90% of the training (attending breaks does not qualify towards CE eligibility). After the training, you will receive an email with a Qualtrics link to complete an evaluation survey, which must be completed within 48 hours. Please allow 2 weeks for distribution of the certificate to your email and check your Spam/Junk folder before reaching out. You will not receive a CE/Attendance certificate unless you complete the survey. 

Thank you again for joining us for this training. Please email Amy Pickens at axp723@case.edu if you have any questions. 


SoC Best Practices | Life Adventures for Families (LAFF) monthly training series
Presented by Bobbi Beale

Held in person at:
National Youth Advocate Program (NYAP)
59 Grant St.
Newark, OH, 43055

All sessions are 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
(Topic list with dates below.)

REGISTER for ANY and ALL SESSIONS HERE

(Click on book image right to learn more about Dr. Bobbi Beale’s book, Adventure Group Psychotherapy)

Description: This monthly series identifies parents/caretakers as the natural family leaders and provides engaging, skill-building sessions that can be implemented virtually or in-person. It can be a challenge to engage parents/caretakers, who frequently have their own trauma histories and stressors to deal with, on top of their concerns about their children. These sessions are designed to help parents to reframe problem behaviors, upgrade or improve their parenting skills as their children move through new developmental stages, and strengthen their relationships. Providers at all levels will be able to engage and lead these 18 sequenced sessions (12 family sessions and 6 parent/caretaker sessions), designed to stabilize, support and strengthen families. Sessions are modular and flexible; providers can deliver them in one, or across several appointments.

3 CEs for attending all six sessions.

Topic List with Dates: Session Dates & Themes for 2024 Series

November 8, 2023
Program Orientation & Positive Connections
This session provides an overview of the curriculum and focuses on the underpinning theory and knowledge to facilitate the sessions.

December 13, 2023
Session Frame: Check-Ins, Gathering Activities, Check Outs, Mindfulness
This session provides application of the repetitive components of the family and parent series and the importance of routine. – Includes LAFF sessions:

January 10, 2024
Parent/Caretaker Sessions
This session focuses on the 6 parent/caretaker sessions, reviewing the flow, practicing the activities, guiding the learning, family meeting, and routines.

February 14, 2024
Theme Activities
This session practices the activities that are theme focused, including how to facilitate, adapt, and guide the learning for these specific activities.

March 13, 2024
Skill Activities
This session practices the activities that are skill focused, including how to facilitate, adapt, and guide the learning for these specific activities.

April 10, 2024
Adaptations for developmental stages, family dynamics, special issues
This session reviews the curriculum in a whole with the focus on adapting the curriculum to the practitioner’s unique setting or unique aspects of their clientele.


SoC Best Practices | Adventure Therapy Learning Community (ATLC) 
Presented by Dr. Bobbi Beale

This open learning community can be attended as needed by home and community-based providers and supervisors that utilize adventure programming to build skills and support positive relationships with youth and families. The monthly virtual learning space will include an engagement activity, a short didactic about experiential skill building, large group discussion about implementation, participant sharing of barriers and successes, and consultation with recommendations related to participants’ specific settings.

February 23, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. | March 29, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. | April 26, 2024 –
12:00-1:00 p.m. | May 31, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. | June 28, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

 1 CE to SW, C, Psych, MFT

REGISTER for One or All Sessions HERE


SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Trauma to Prison Pipeline
Presented by Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD

February 15, 2024
8:45 a.m-12:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Currently our country has the largest adult and youth prison populations. The relationship between trauma and incarceration has a strong relationship, as most incarcerated youths and adults have experienced at least 1 trauma. Due to the work of prison abolitionists, more mental health workers are becoming aware of the harms associated with incarceration and particularly how it affects youths and their communities. In this training, providers will learn about the history of incarceration from slavery to our present day. We will discuss how the use of incarceration significantly increased during the 1990s and what communities are affected by incarceration. We will also discuss ways to help youth and their families that are involved in the incarceration system and discuss alternative ways to deal with dysregulating behaviors that do not lead to increased risks of trauma.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN and LP

SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Equity in Behavioral Health for All Youth & Families in Ohio
Presented by Dr. Kynetta Sugar McFarlane

February 20, 2024
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

April 9, 2024
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Description:  The widespread impact of trauma is being recognized at the same time as the importance of knowledge on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this training we will discuss ways to foster a climate the values diversity in the different families we serve. We will review how racism and structural disadvantage impact attitudes, behaviors, and expectations in behavioral health. Finally, we will discuss ways to increase equity in our interactions with the families we serve.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN and LPN


SoC Best Practices | Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Presented by Dr. Denise Ben-Porath

February 26, 2024
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

April 17, 2024
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
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This one-day workshop is designed to be an introduction to Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and its application to treating complex families who struggle with emotion dysregulation. Participants will become familiar with the theoretical foundations that underlie DBT treatment, including the Biosocial Model, dialectics and its application to treating parents and children with emotion regulation difficulties. Through the use of clinical case examples, experiential exercises, and case examples participants will become familiar with strategies and techniques in DBT such as validation, interpersonal effectiveness skills, and emotion regulation skills.

6 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN,MFT


SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Affirmative Care to Genderqueer Youth & Families
Presented by Dr. Kynetta Sugar McFarlane

March 5, 2024
8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Description: This training is for those who already have a basic understanding of LGBT+ youth and families. In this training, will begin by reviewing queer theory and gender minority stress. Next, we will review the gender queer, transgender, and asexual communities. Case examples, clinical tools, and resources will be reviewed. We will review the guidelines published by WPATH and the social justice issues associated with mental health services to the queer community. Finally, we will discuss ways to create a safe school and home environment through advocacy and creating gender communication and support plans.

6 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN, MFT


SoC Best Practices | Pharmacotherapy 101; A Prescription for Avoiding Confusion
Presented by Dr. Sara Dugan

March 11, 2024
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

April 12, 2024
1:00-4:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

This training session will discuss how the shared decision-making framework may be used with youth and families when discussing medication decisions. Pharmacotherapy, or medication therapy, often plays a part in the treatment plan for youth with various conditions. This session will discuss what medications are recommended for the first line treatment options for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, disruptive mood dysregulation disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, along with common adverse effects and what to expect in terms of symptom improvement.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN, MFT


Youth Suicidality: Safety Planning & Lethal Means Counseling
Presented by Steph Freeman, LPCC-S

March 19, 2024
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
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May 21, 2024
1:00-4:15 p.m.
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June 21, 2024
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

This virtual workshop will explore current issues and concerns around youth and young adult suicidality. We will identify critical elements in suicide safety planning and examine the importance of counseling on access to lethal means. Safety plans are designed to support suicide prevention by providing action steps an individual can take when feeling suicidal. Intentionally reducing access to lethal means can contribute to whether a person at risk for suicide lives or dies. We will identify practical skills and strategies that can immediately be implemented with current clients.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN, MFT


SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Trauma Informed Family Engagement;Understanding the Impact of Implicit Bias & Structural Racism
Presented by Presented by Dr. Kynetta Sugar McFarlane and Dr. Bobbi Beale

March 28, 2024
8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
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May 23, 2024
8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
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Join us to explore what it means to be trauma informed in our engagement of families. Together we will explore the cultural and historical context of trauma, learn about structural racism and our own implicit bias. We will unpack the potential impact of those issues on our engagement with families. Participants will identify the six guiding principles to trauma informed care, the importance of authentic family engagement as well as strategies for the implementation of trauma informed family engagement practices.

6 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN, MFT


SoC Best Practices | Family Engagement
Presented by Dr. Maurie Lung

March 29, 2024
1:00-4:15 p.m.
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April 26, 2024
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

The Family Engagement Workshop focuses on knowledge and skills related to strengthening relationships with adults and children and promoting family well-being. This workshop offers practitioners an opportunity to explore relationships between professionals and parents/caregivers, valuable information on barriers families face, and consider strategies that support positive and strong partnerships. By blending research, connection strategies, and experiential practices in behavioral and mental health care as well as family and community engagement, this workshop help practitioners create a welcoming environment for all families.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych


SoC Best Practices | Animal Assisted Therapy: Principles & Application Part 1
Presented by Dr. Teresa Rogers IMFT-S, LPCC-S, AAMFT-AS

April 11, 2024   
1:00-4:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

This training provides clinicians with a broad overview of therapeutic relationships we share with non-human animals. Clinicians will learn how to distinguish between the types of formal and supportive roles that dogs, horses, cats, and other animals hold for clients. Attendees will be introduced to the growing body of literature on the human-animal bond as well as the ethical implications in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Clinicians will be exposed to the basic principles of animal assisted interventions as applied to theoretical models as well as specific diagnoses. Clinicians will be introduced to treatment planning and outcome tracking to best support their work partnering with animals.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN, MFT


SoC Best Practices | Creating Safe Spaces: Essential Training on IHBT Risk Reduction & Safety Planning
Presented by Joyce Agne, LISW-S

April 30, 2024   
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Join us for an engaging training session “Creating Safe Spaces: Essential Training on IHBT Risk Reduction & Safety Planning” a vital learning experience geared towards Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) teams, but beneficial for anyone engaged in community-based mental health treatment. A key component of our training is the focus on Fidelity Standards in Intensive Home-Based Treatment (IHBT) and an emphasis on upholding these standards while illuminating their integral connection with safety planning. You’ll learn how to align your safety plans with these IHBT Fidelity Standards, a critical component in providing high-quality care. Together, we’ll navigate common challenges encountered during safety planning, finding creative, practical solutions. Participants will also develop skills in creating personalized safety plans that consider a range of risks, enhancing their readiness for real-life scenarios. We’ll also discuss the value of engaging families in safety planning and share effective strategies to align family members with the process. Participants will be walked through the process of implementing, monitoring, and updating safety plans, ensuring they remain proactive and responsive to changing circumstances.

3 CEs for SW, C, RN/LPN, Psych


SoC Best Practices | Animal Assisted Therapy: Principles & Application Part 2
Presented by Dr. Teresa Rogers IMFT-S, LPCC-S, AAMFT-AS

May 16, 2024   
1:00-4:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

This Part 2 training provides clinicians with a more specialized focus of therapeutic relationships we share with non-human animals. Attendees will be introduced to the growing body of literature on the human-animal bond as well as the ethical implications in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT). Clinicians will be exposed to the basic principles of animal assisted interventions as applied to theoretical models (Systems Theory, Exposure Response Prevention, Internal Family Systems, Expressive Arts) as applied to specific populations. Heavy emphasis will be placed on AAT and Systems Theory for clinicians who work with families both in home and in office settings. Clinicians will explore treatment planning and outcome tracking to best support their work partnering with animals. Part 1 of this AAT training is suggested, but not required.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN, MFT


SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Working with Neurodiverse Youth
Presented by Kynetta Sugar McFarlane, PsyD

February 1, 2024
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

April 11, 2024   
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

May 9, 2024   
8:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

Description:  There is a social justice movement that is occurring about the importance of being identified as neuro-divergent. In this training we review the definitions of neurodiversity and neurodivergence and discuss its connection to social justice and neurodevelopmental disorders. We will review the diagnostic criteria and assessment processes for neurodevelopmental disorders. Finally, we will discuss ways to adapt our practices to better serve all our clients.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN, LPN


SoC Best Practices | Meeting Kids Where They Are; Home-based Care for the IDD Community
Presented by Dr. Jacqueline Kraps

May 29, 2024
9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

June 14, 2024
1:00 -4:15 p.m.
REGISTER HERE

The Family Engagement Workshop focuses on knowledge and skills related to strengthening relationships with adults and children and promoting family well-being. This workshop offers practitioners an opportunity to explore relationships between professionals and parents/caregivers, valuable information on barriers families face, and consider strategies that support positive and strong partnerships. By blending research, connection strategies, and experiential practices in behavioral and mental health care as well as family and community engagement, this workshop help practitioners create a welcoming environment for all families.

3 CEs for SW, C, Psych, RN/LPN and MFT


IHBT Basics – Orientation and Phases 1, 2, and 3 Trainings
Presented by Renne Rodriguez, PhD, IMFT-S, LPCC-S, LICDC-CS, AAMFT-AS

January 9, 2024 – IHBT Basics: Orientation and Phase 1
February 13, 2024 – 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. – IHBT Basics: Phase 2
March 12, 2024 – 9:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. – IHBT Basics: Phase 3 and Special TopicsREGISTER HERE


March 6, 2024 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. – IHBT Basics: Orientation and Phase 1REGISTER HERE
March 13, 2024 – 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. – IHBT Basics: Phase 2REGISTER HERE

March 20, 2024 – 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. – IHBT Basics: Phase 3 and Special TopicsREGISTER HERE


April 3, 2024 – 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. –  IHBT Basics: Orientation and Phase 1REGISTER HERE
April 10, 2024 – 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. – IHBT Basics: Phase 2REGISTER HERE
April 17, 2024 – 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. –  IHBT Basics: 3 and Special TopicsREGISTER HERE


May 1, 2024 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. –  IHBT Basics: Orientation and Phase 1REGISTER HERE
May 8, 2024 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m.IHBT Basics: Phase 2REGISTER HERE
May 15, 2024 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. IHBT Basics: 3 and Special TopicsREGISTER HERE

June 5, 2024 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. –  IHBT Basics: Orientation and Phase 1REGISTER HERE
June 12, 2024 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. IHBT Basics: Phase 2REGISTER HERE
June 26, 2024 8:45 a.m.-4:15 p.m. –  IHBT Basics: 3 and Special TopicsREGISTER HERE

IHBT is an intensive, time-limited behavioral health service for youth with serious emotional disabilities and their families. It is provided in the home, school, and community where the youth lives with the goal of stabilizing behavioral health concerns and safely maintaining the youth in the least restrictive, most normative environment. This is a 3-part series that can be attended in any order. Orientation & Phase 1 focuses on the main components of the IHBT high-fidelity model along with the key techniques and strategies utilized to engage families and complete multidimensional assessments. Phase 2 focuses on resiliency orientation and applications to increase skills, improve relationships, and enhance social support networks. Phase 3 & Special Topics focuses on multisystem collaboration, family team meetings, and case closings with empowerment and celebration. Additionally, a variety of issues unique to IHBT are presented including strategies to support the workforce and unique topics to home-based family treatment. This is an excellent orientation for administrators and program managers, and a must-have start up training for new programs and new workers.

6 CEs available to SW, C, RN, LPN, Psych and CDC


SoC Best Practices | IHBT Supervisors Learning Community (IHBT SLC)
CIP’s IHBT Supervisors’ Learning Collaborative, a monthly virtual meeting for supervisors, program managers and admin. CIP will provide SOC updates and didactic information, along with supporting resources and links, related to providing intensive family programming across Ohio.

1 CE for SW, C and Psych

March 5, 2024 – 11:00 a.m.-1200 p.m. | April 2, 2024 – 11:00 a.m.-1200 p.m. | May 7, 2024 – 11:00 a.m.-1200 p.m. | June 4, 2024 – 11:00 a.m.-1200 p.m.

REGISTER for One or All Sessions HERE


SoC Best Practices Equity and Inclusion | Equity and Inclusion Learning Community
Dr. McFarlane continues the learning community on Equity and Inclusion. This 12-session series will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. We’ll address the differential impact of trauma and behavioral health issues on marginalized populations, with a new focus each month. The 1-hour format will begin with a guided meditation followed by a didactic presentation on the current theme and include group discussion and Q&A. Designed to inform and support BH providers, all are welcome to attend. (CEs have been applied for.) The series is FREE to participants through the support of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

February 27, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. | March 26, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. | April 23, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. | May 28, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m. | June 25, 2024 – 12:00-1:00 p.m.

1 CE to SW, C, Psych, MFT

REGISTER for One or All Sessions HERE


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